Kate Gough is a Californian writer and artist currently living in North Wales. She writes poetry, articles, creative fiction, web content, and philosophy. She is published regularly in the North Wales Weekly News, and has also published a collection of natural poetry. Flash fiction and multimedia are her current obsessions.

Poetry Collection


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“Gough’s poems are excessive and wonderful and full of surprises. Like all good art, they trip us into a fuller experience of our own lives. She can make a leaf or a line break into just the insurrection we need to feel the moment, and transcend it.”

-David Kopp, Executive Editor, Multnomah Books

“Mary Kathryn Gough’s poetry revels like that of e.e. cummings, dances like that of Mary Oliver, and prays like that of Gerard Manley Hopkins. But the shimmer and energy between each word is hers alone.”

Kathleen Popa, Author of To Dance In the Desert and The Feast of Saint Bertie



I gobble books.

I tend to critique and rewrite them between sittings as well.

They’re a little like teddy bears… they get worn and well-loved. Some of them might even be missing eyes.

In fact my favorite copies of the best books for my soul no longer have a cover. They have very handy, well-themed bookmarks… 😉

Ah, the desecration of true love.


I have a degree in Philosophy from Calvin College and adore puzzling out the universe. I’m always up on my toes, reaching for the next question and internalising everything I see, read, hear, or experience, ready to apply where appropriate.

When I was 11 years old and on an extended vacation, I found myself inexplicably drawn to Aristotle’s Physics in a bookshop. I innocently plodded through it with care and mounting excitement, thrilled that anyone could actually pen this meaty sort of exploration and… I just never stopped.

Philosophical exploration suits the joining of my mind and heart and companions me in the thoughtful, Heideggerian way I desire to be living of my life as art. I hope to contribute something to others’ lives through the difficult and satisfying work I have put into this discipline.


I dream in art, dogged by odd visions that I have to go to great lengths (and be very patient) to learn how to achieve.

I don’t have a lot of training, but I have home-grown many a method and have spent lots of time refining techniques.

I like every sort of medium – digital and physical – in fact the more I am able to incorporate into a piece while keeping it composed, the happier I am! It’s all a goodly flowing mess, but hey… Wild patience and fearless diligence, yes?

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